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Ali Hamza
Ali Hamza
Mechanical
22 Jan 2019

What is Dam??

Dam:

A dam is any barrier that holds back  regions. In addition, some dams are used to generate hydropower. ... They can also be defined as the specific bodies of water formed by the construction of a dam.

Factors affecting the Dam design

1. Amount of water available

2.  The topography

3. Geology of site

4. Construction material

Types of Dams

1. CONCRETE DAMS

 Gravity Dams

 Arch Dams

Buttress Dam

2. EARTH DAMS

Earth dams

Rock fill Dams

3. COMPOSITE DAMS

Components of Gravity Dam

Axis of a dam

Length/Span of a dam

Structural height of a dam

Toe and Heel

 Hydraulic height of a dam

Maximum base width of a dam

Dam concrete static properties

Strength

 Elastic properties

 Thermal Properties

 Thermal expansion

Thermal conductivity

Specific Heat

Diffusivity

1mo ago

Man Made barrier construct for many useful and socio economic reasons. In your description you mention almost each and every thing according question.